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KOOVS.COM collaborates with British Fashion designer Giles Dea...

The highlight of the evening was a glamorous fashion presentation of the collection set against a backdrop of sleek mirrored installations. Starting the show on a musical note was an enthralling live performance by Anushka Manchanda , which also ... Web Newswire, 20 hours ago
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'Many Nagas are angry with the mob action'

A month has passed since the gruesome lynching in Dimapur. 'Societies like the Nagas have gone through so many decades of armed conflict. Conditions which are not 'normal' for others are 'normal' for them!' 'In such societies, there is always bound to be so much of pent-up feeling waiting to just come out. It just requires a little spark! And once the mob takes over, reason flies out the window,' says Naga author Charles Chasie. "All sensible Nagas have condemned both the rape and the ...
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'Naga society must reflect and ask where we are going'

'This was a total and complete failure of the State. When we begin to ask the right questions, only then will we know what led to a rape accused being dragged out of prison and being lynched by a mob. It is also the failure of Naga society. Naga society must ask where we are going."Voices from Nagaland discuss with Archana Masih/Rediff.com the vigilante justice meted out in the street, the failure of the State on March 5 and the need for retrospection for Naga ...
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'Hindu cultural belligerence will be a key concern for J&K'

'J&K continues to have the highest concentration of military personnel anywhere in the world. The alienation of the Kashmiri has increased and been more profoundly articulated in the last ten years than ever before.' 'This new coalition has introduced yet another reason for wariness in the body politic of J&K,' says academic Dr Siddiq Wahid. Image: BJP supporters at a campaign rally addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi near Jammu. Photograph: Mukesh Gupta/Reuters An academic by ...
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'The killing of the last terrorist is most problematic'

'It is a very hard won situation that the army has brought about in J&K in 25 years, we don't want to fritter it away...' 'By 2010-2012 the terrorist strength had come down to 300, 400. From a high of 3,000 to 4,000 to 300 to 400 was no mean achievement for the army,' says Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain (retd). Image: Soldiers after a gunbattle with terrorists at Khrew, south of Srinagar, April 13, 2014. Photograph: Danish Ismail/Reuters The last two years have seen relative peace in ...
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'This is the best formula that can happen in J&K'

'More than anything else, it is pragmatism that is working out in Jammu and Kashmir. It is not a question of convenience, but getting together and understanding that no other better option can work.' 'The very fact that it has taken two months of hard negotiations obviously means that they have taken a very mature approach. This shows the seriousness of intent and statesman-like qualities that they both have displayed.' 'We live in a turbulent environment, a turbulent neighbourhood and what is ...
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Economic Survey: 10.6% rise in female literacy rate

Economic Survey points out that the overall level of education in India is below global standards. There has been a marked improvement in female literacy as per Census 2011. Though the male literacy is still higher at 80.9 per cent than female literacy at 64.6 per cent, the increase has been 10.9 per cent compared to 5.6 per cent of the males. The new Scheme Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, for promoting survival protection and education of girl child aims to address the issue of declining figures ...
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'Islamic State wants to terrorise the world'

'No other terror organisation has valued popular consensus as Islamic State does -- instead of repressing people, IS wants to gain their support. This is a major innovation in terrorism,' terrorism expert Dr Loretta Napoleoni tells Rediff.com's Archana Masih and Syed Firdaus Ashraf. Image: An IS fighter films fellow fighters taking part in a military parade in Raqqa, Syria. Photograph: Reuters Dr Loretta Napoleoni received a phone call from Italy when she was working as an economist in London ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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'If Nitish Kumar loses, he is finished'

'For two months, Jitan Ram Manjhi kept a low profile. After that, two things happened -- one was his own political ambition.' 'Secondly, all those who were opposed to Nitish Kumar, either within the party or outside, started supporting him.' As Delhi welcomes a historic mandate, Bihar is convulsing in crisis. Its Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi was expelled by his party, the Janata Dal-United, leading to a tussle between him and his mentor, former chief minister Nitish Kumar, for the CM's ...
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'It was my duty to shoot the enemy, and I don't regret it'

A veteran of anti-insurgency operations, Head Constable Sanjewan Singh was martyred with Colonel M N Rai in Kashmir last month. His WhatsApp message posted 48 days ago read: 'It was my duty to shoot the enemy, and I don't regret it. My regrets are for the people I could not save: Soldiers, buddies, innocents, etc.' He leaves behind a pregnant wife and a three-year-old son. Archana Masih/Rediff.com speaks to the family of this brave son of India. Read ...
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